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Rallies, candle lighting activities for ABS-CBN held in Mindanao 

Froilan Gallardo 02/28/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO — Supporters of embattled ABS-CBN held protest rallies and candle lighting activities in all its provincial stations in Mindanao on Friday, February 28, 2020. Passing vehicles honk loudly as protesters raised placards of “busina…

Bohol Gov suggests tax exemption on products, establishments affected by COVID-19

Futch Anthony Inso 02/28/2020

Cebu City, Philippines—Bohol Governor Arthur Yap suggested the implementation of tax exemptions of some products and establishments related to tourism affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) threat. Yap made his suggestion, during the Regional Development Council…

19 Koreans in Cebu now under self-quarantine

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Health officials in Central Visayas are now closely monitoring the conditions of 19 South Koreans from Daegu City who were among the last batch of travelers that arrived in Cebu hours before the…

HRRAC on recent COVID-19 threat: ‘There is nothing to be alarmed of’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Hotels Resorts and Restaurants Association in Cebu (HRRAC)  assured the public that their group is on top of the situation with regards to the recent threats of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19).  HRRAC President…

Suba fire victims can rebuild homes if…

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The over 600 families displaced by the fire in Barangay Suba, Cebu City can rebuild their homes under one condition.  A setback should be implemented. This as Government officials from Barangay Suba and Cebu City…

Duterte bans vaping in public and manufacture, sale of unregistered e-cigarettes

Darryl John Esguerra 02/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a ban on the manufacture, distribution, marketing and sale of unregistered e-cigarette products and its use in public places. Duterte signed Executive Order 106 last Feb. 26, months after he verbally banned…

Hotels, resorts told: Report location of 26 Koreans

Futch Anthony Inso, Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Report the whereabouts of the 26 South Koreans from Daegu City immediately.” Dr. Jaime Bernadas, Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) chief, made this call to owners of hotels and resorts in…

CV has 7 suspected polio cases; DOH-7 eyes region-wide vaccination drive

Futch Anthony Inso, Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With seven children in the region suffering from Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP), the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) plans to conduct an intensified polio immunization program for the entire region. Dr.…

Close to 3K individuals displaced in Suba fire

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The fire that broke out in Sitio Sto. Niño in Barangay Suba in Cebu City displaced close to 3,000 individuals.  Latest data from Suba Barangay Hall showed that the fire last Wednesday evening, February 26,…

Construction giant wants to renovate, restore Compania Maritima, Freedom Park

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Construction and engineering conglomerate Megawide Construction Corporation has submitted an unsolicited proposal before the Cebu City Government for the restoration and renovation of two of the city’s historical sites. Lawyer Floro Casas Jr., Cebu City…

SK in Barangay Suba launches online relief campaign

Immae Lachica 02/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Sangguniang Kabataan of Barangay Suba launched a relief campaign operations for the victims of the fire that razed 311 houses in the area on Wednesday night, February 26, 2020.  Read: 259 houses razed…

Maxim taxi: Current operation only for app, rate setting testing

Rosalie Abatayo 02/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Maxim taxi, a ride hailing app, clarified that their current presence in the country is still for testing their application and checking their rate settings. In an official statement sent to CDN Digital,…

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